What To Do?

It's 10:30 at night. I really should be in bed. My girls wake up early. I'm talking E.A.R.L.Y! Plus, my tummy hurts.

I just can't make myself get up and walk to the bedroom. I'm bored. I'm confused. I'm feeling out of sorts. We got some bad news this weekend. Hubby and I started looking at houses, just to see what's out there. We talked to a mortgage rep and were told that we can't afford a house more than $250,000. Now I don't know what house prices are like in your area, but you can't get anything for that around here. I'm not exaggerating either. We did a search for a nearby town that we were hoping to move to and only 4 listings came up. FOUR! And out of those 4, only one was livable. ONE!

I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do. Actually, that's not the truth. I do know what to do. I have to get a full time job. I've been wrestling with this issue for a while now. For as long as we've had children because I lost my job way back when I was pregnant with Julianna. I've had part time jobs since then, but nothing that brought in any real money.

Now it seems like my time has run out. My time with my kids. I have to find a babysitter. I have to get a job. Or at least make more money.

I do have a business opportunity that has come my way that I really, really hope will work out. I'm not going to say anything yet, but it does have something to do with photography. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, can somebody please tell me what to do???


Christina said...

What a tough choice this is for you. I have contemplated returning to work full-time, too, and I just can't face it. It's hard to chose between a life with your babies full time, or spending much or your time away from them but being able to provide more. I'm sure you'll make the right decision. I hope your opportunity you alluded to works out!

Dang, what a huge difference from one part of the country to anothe! $250K buys a darn nice house, here.

Ms. Porter said...

Is there any reason you can't rent for the next few years? I don't know how much rent would be in your area but owning isn't the only solution.

Mama of 2 said...

I know that my working full time would allow for us to be in a better place financially at a much faster pace.
Yet I feel making the scarifice of it taking longer is worth it to me in the long run if only for the sake of my children. In this day and age I feel a having at least one parent available is very important.

Melinda said...

I wish I had some advice to offer but I don't. Hopefully that opportunity will pan out for you. I will keep my fingers crossed!